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Robert Blumen

Robert Blumen

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Robert Blumen is an independent software developer based in San Francisco, California.

  • Bearish on Gold, For the Wrong Reasons

    Published 08 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In a recent article, The Case Against Gold David Berman interviews a Canadian fund manager who is bearish for all of the wrong reasons. As…

  • The Myth of the Gold Supply Deficit

    Published 08 October 2006 | viewed 4,484 times

    Analyses based on annual supply and demand of gold appear on a daily basis, whether posted to gold web sites or in the financial media,…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Debtor's Prison

    Published 04 September 2006 | viewed 3,905 times

    He who sells what isn't his'n buys it back or goes to prison. -- saying An "elastic currency" has been one of the rallying cries…

  • Must Bernanke Choose Deflation?

    Published 17 June 2006 | viewed 4,423 times

    Mike Shedlock, in his consistently thoughtful and informative blog, provides an excellent summary of the box canyon in which the Fed finds itself. In a…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Financing is not Funding

    Published 11 June 2006 | viewed 3,395 times

    Financing is not funding. Finance is a means of keeping track of who has agreed to fund what, through contractual arrangements known as bonds, notes…

  • The Organization of Debt into Currency: On the Monetary Thought of Charles Holt Carroll

    Published 07 May 2006 | viewed 4,323 times

    This article originally was published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. "There can be nothing more unreal in its pretensions than debt currency itself." -…

  • Bernankeism: Fraud or Menace?

    Published 05 December 2005 | viewed 4,694 times

    This article was originally given as a talk at the Burton S. Blumert conference on Gold, Freedom, and Peace, a benefit for LewRockwell.com. In 2002,…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: An Error in Fekethmetic

    Published 16 October 2005 | viewed 2,701 times

    "One of the main tasks of economics," wrote Mises, "is to explode the basic inflationary fallacy that confused the thinking of authors and statesmen from…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Tastes Great! Less Filling?

    Published 09 October 2005 | viewed 1,459 times

    "The fundamental error of our financial policy lies in the attempt to create wealth by creating currency: it is putting the servant before the master…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Christmas with the Cranks

    Published 08 October 2005 | viewed 1,560 times

    An earlier version of this article appeared on the web site of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. The masses are misled by the assertions of…

  • Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Unclear on the Concept

    Published 09 October 2005 | viewed 3,269 times

    Saving is no fun. Americans have very nearly given up the habit -- what good reason could there be for reducing consumption? The desire to…